GAYVILLE — The old-time music hall Gayville Hall kicks off its 22nd season this Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Gayville Hall, which features live music shows in an old-time setting, was founded in 2001 by Doug & Judi Sharples of Wakonda. The hall has staged more than 325 old-time music shows since then, and has become a beloved place to many for the good music and great atmosphere.
The first show of the 2023 season, happening this Saturday, is “The Hay Country Jamboree,” a two-hour extravaganza of music and humor, featuring banjo player and funnyman Dan Kilbride, who grew up in Wakonda; fiddler extraordinaire Owen DeJong, a Gayville Hall regular and rural Wakonda resident; Nick Schwebach, also of Wakonda, on vocals and guitar; the seasoned musician Boyd Bristow, of Sioux Falls, on vocals and guitar; and singer Bobbi Clayton of Sioux Falls.
Saturday’s show should be filled with extra jokes and laughs since it coincides with April 1.
“We are calling it the ‘April Fool’s Edition’ of our Hay Country Jamboree,” said Gayville Hall proprietor Judi Sharples. “It should be a great time, and it will be nice to get out and enjoy some music again after this long winter!”
The Gayville Hall season continues April 15 with “A Celebration of Classic Country” and April 29 with a special appearance by the group The Shamrockers.
Please note that the show time has changed this year at Gayville Hall.
“We will be starting the shows at 7 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m.,” said Sharples. “We’ve had a lot of feedback about this, and we think this will serve our patrons better!”
For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 605-267-2859. Tickets are $17 reserved or $14 at the door. The Box Office opens at 6:15 p.m. on the night of the show. Gayville Hall is located at 502 Washington Street in Gayville.
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